I was sitting on the front porch reading my current novel (American Dirt) and drinking iced tea when all of a sudden I shut the book and walked down the steps and down the road. Do you ever just get the feeling like you need to move? I went to check the mailbox and there was an amazon package for me, but I left it there because I wanted to keep going…….I needed to be alone, I needed to walk and walk and walk.
I was feeling a little down. As soon as I acknowledged it (to a friend, on my phone), the wind picked up. A few large pine needles and some leaves flew through the air, the sky darkened with rain clouds and it began to rain. I was so happy. I do so love the rain.
I remember when my little brother Isaac would run in the rain with me. That was so long ago now, but still I go……..
I turned left to walk toward the ocean and soon I was all alone on the beach wondering if I could get home before the tide was at the steps of the pier. I walked and walked, my phone got so wet that I couldn’t charge it for half the day. Wet birkenstocks are the worse, the ocean was warm. So, I took off my shoes and splashed through the water. I picked up a shell and a little chunk of wood shaped like a heart. I was drenched. I saw seagulls.
I would much rather walk in Georgia rain than the hot Georgia afternoon sunshine.
The rain cheers my soul.
it’s been many years since I walked in the rain. Good memories. Now my girls love to. Reading “A Nail in a Sure Place” by Margaret Jensen. Very good for when I feel down. Hugs. When it rains again here in PA I will have to walk in it and think of you. Sarah
I can remember when i was growing up Mom would let my brother and I go out in the rain and play but only if there was no thunder storm i did the same with my kids now being older i still get the urge to go out in the rain. Glad that you got to enjoy your day in the rain
Hope you are doing okay after the hurricane!
Love this. Now I can look forward to Connecticut pictures again. Blessings.